Once upon a time, blouses were associated with grannies and dusty old aunts. These days, thanks to hugely popular TV series such as Mad Men, the blouse is enjoying a bit of a resurgence, but not just any old blouse, sheer material is a must have, and the good thing is that you don’t have to spend a fortune on getting a fabulous item.
Supermarkets such as George at Asda have several sheer blouses that range from around £10 to £17, featuring trendy bold floral prints and the high street are also cashing in on this new trend, with Warehouse and New Look topping the list with new and innovative styles. We’ve picked out favourites in terms of style, affordabilty and unique design. See what you think:
First up, this Warehouse Ombre Western Silk Blouse was £55.00 now £38.50 and incorporates two trends in one, the dip dye ombre look in a sheer blouse. Made from a soft silk fabric, what we love about this sheer blouse is that the colour is a dusky denim hue, and the blouse is styled as a work shirt, making it stand out from other blouses. A great alternative if you feel that sheer blouses are a little too pretty for you. In sizes 6 to 16. From Warehouse.
This ASOS Blouse With Inserted Floral Print Panel for £32.00 is a great example of how to do sheer blouses really well. It’s definitely our favourite as the colours are perfect for spring and the flower panel covers your modesty so you don’t have to worry about camisoles underneath. Made from 100% Viscose, the London based Design Team are always first with cutting edge design. Sizes 6 to 18. From Asos.com.
We are huge fans of George at Asda and this G21 Sheer Floral and Lace Blouse for £12 is why. With all over floral print and lace paneling to front, the key shape would not look out of place at a top high street store. G21 is a brand made for the younger generation but so wearable for any ages. Fabric composition: 100% Polyester, Lace: 100% Nylon. Sizes 8 to 20. From George at Asda.
Red Herring is a label that is very often overlooked but this Black sleeveless flower print blouse for £28.00 is bang on trend. Beautifully constructed floral print in a delicate colour scheme, complimented with black trim, wear with black skinny jeans or smarten up with a skirt. The front of the blouse has a floral print, with black seams, button fastenings and a narrow collar. Sizes 8 to 18. From Debenhams.
If you are after a bargain then check out this Warehouse Poplin and Chiffon Shirt – was £45.00 now £12.00. The Poplin and Chiffon Shirt features a great contrast between a semi-sheer fabric and an opaque one. It has a narrow collar and a concealed button fastening and there is a nice detail with the fan pleated panel at the back. Sizes 6 to 16. Fabric: 100% Polyester. From Warehouse.
Polka dots are always in fashion and you can glam up any outfit by adding them to your wardrobe. This New Look Cameo Rose Black Polka Dot Sleeveless Blouse costs a mere £12.99 and the fabric is semi sheer, featuring a front button fastening. Size 10 available. Fabric: 100% Polyester. From New Look.